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frank d. dickey
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Body of Prominen* Murphy Buiincu
Man Laid To Rot In Sunset
Cemetery Thursday
Frank D. Dickey, prominent Murphy
business man and well known
throughout this entire section, died
of appoplexy at his home in East
Murphy early Wednesday morning.
The news of the Death of Frank
Dickey spread quickly and all Murphy
and Cherokee County were sadened
at his passing.
Mr. Dickey suffered a stroke of
nppoplexy about 10 o'clock Monday
night, which resulted in paralysis of
the right side. His condition was so
critical that the family ana attending
physician called in all the
ville, and later Dr. W. T. Sautelle,
a specialist, of Knoxville, were
called in, and every effort was made
to save hiB life without avail. The |
cod came at 2 o'clock Wednesday
morning. He oever regained consciousness.
Mr. Dickey was 41 years old and
had lived in Murphy all of his life.
For several years he was assistant j
cashier of the Bank of Murphy, and
also cashier of the one-time First
National Bank of Murphy. He served
a number of years as postmaster,
and was always prominently identified
with the civic and business life
of Murphy and Cherokee County.
At the time of his death he was
head of the wholesale and retail
feed company which bears his name.
Funeral services were conducted
by Itev. T. L. Sasser Thursday morning
from the Baptist Church in the
presence of one of the largest assembly
of friends ever gathered in j
Murphy to pay a last tribute to a
loved one. Interment was in Sunset
The following were active pall ;
bearers: Jake Deweese, Willard
Cooper, Garland Posey, Ed. Barnett.
Tom Mauney, Toby Fain, Ed. Davis, ;
and Paul Hyatt; and the following,
were honorary pall bearers: L. E.
Huyless, E. B. Norvell M. W. Bell.
B. S. Parker, D. M. Birchfield, and
D. Witherspoon; with C. B. Hill,
it-ppl funeral director, in charge,
Mr. Dickey is survived by his wife, |
wllO was Miss Lelia Elliott, and four
children: Nettie Houston, Frances;
Virginia, and Tom; his mother, Mrs.
Nettie Dickey; one sister, Mrs.
Edythe Clarke, of Asheville; two
brothers, A. F. and Fred Dickey,
besides a host of relatives and
He was a member of one of the
eldest and most prominent families
in Western North Carolina* which
family has played a large part in
the social, political and business activities
of this section. Frank was
a man loved and honored by his
friends?and they were numbered by
his acquaintances?beAuse he knew|
how to be a friend. The enormous i
number of beautiful floral offerings,':
and the large crowd that overflowed j
the church building and filed pastj
hi* bier with tear-dimmed eyes for
a last glimpse ef their departed ,
friend and comrade, attested in no
uncertain terms to the high esteem1
and love In whleh he was held.
He "lived in a house by the side '
of the road" and was "a friend to
klan parades
monday night
at hayesvillej
KUmims Spoek From
CauftkMM Steps Following 1
Parade j
HayeerUle, Feb. It.?One of tho
biggeet areata witneaaed by Hayes*?Ma
aad Clay County is quite
aqfaQa >u the parade aad pobBc
peeking of the Kaighta of tlia Xa
Kola Klaa bare laat night The
Pan?a waa bald at eight o'clock,
followed by public apeakin* front
the court bouaa etapa. Saretal
kaadnd people throaged tho ettpete
to yritaaee the panda aod later
fathered at tbe coartbouee for the
Tbe apealien were lecel waa, aad
"ore maaka. No introduction* wero
wade. The epeakere propounded
the prisclpiae of the order, whet it
tend for. ate., and were wall ro?el?0d
by the people. ^
Murphy and Cherokee
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United Kingdom Leads In Motorcycles,
With Cormsny Second |
And U. S. Third
Roscoe Marvel, president of the
Appalachian Scenic Highway Association
with North Carolina head- i
quarteds at the Kenilworth Inn, i
Biltmore, has just received from the
Department of Commerce at Washington
the following information,
with request that it be passed along
to members of the association and
others who migh't be interested in
keeping posted upon matters per- !'
taining to the- automobile industry:
The world motor vehicle registra-; 1
tion totaled 25,973,928 on January i
1, of which 19,999,436 or 87 per- !
cent were registered in the United '
States, according to Government,;
statistics. The total includes pas- i
senger cars, busses, trucks and <
motor cycles, and represents an
increase in registration of 10 per-,
cent over 1924, when the total
amounted to 2*2,700,344. The total
number of cars registered in for- j
eign countries was 5,974,492 !astfi
year. [
World registration of passenger
cars is reported as 20,799,151, of.
which the United States accounts foi j
17,317 357, or 83 per cent. In 1924
passenger cars registration for the
world amounted to 18,578,750. In
no other country does the registration
of motor vehicles exceed the
fillion mark, except in the United
Kingdom. In that country the total
reported for 1925 is 1,474,573, the
'United Kingdom leads all other
'countries, including the United
States, in the registration of motor
cycles. Germany is second in the
registration of motor cycles with a
total of 216,630, and the United
States third with 155,500.
Account Tender Age,
i This Lady Allowed
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lo Kiae rrce
Transportation Companies are
j sometimes called upon to preform
I tasks not quite in their usual line,
I but thejr usually succeed in oarry!
ing out these duties with amazing
. On the L? 4 N. Railroad recently,
while one of the passenger trains
jwae en route from Etowah, Tenn.,
i to Cincinnati, Ohio, Conductor T.
j H. Wells was informed that a woman
up forward needed expert assistance.
He quickly ascertained the trouble
and ufben his train reached Engle[wood,
Tenn., he called for Dr. Seay,
[one of the Company's physicians
who climbed aboard end a little later
the train had ons more lady passenger
who, however, was without a
ticket, but was permitted to ride
free on account of her tender age,
she being only twenty mtvutes old.
County, and the Leading
The Ground Hog
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By The*. W. Alexander, Diatrict
In the proposed forest protective
area in Cherokee and Clay counties
the lookout system of fire detection.
will probably be used. This system S<
appears more economical than the m
straight patrol system because of the tli
already established and equipped m
lookout points on the Nantahala fc
National Forest which command a fj;
view of a large part of the associa-4 st
tion area and can be easily connected m
by telephone with either of the look-^ ih
out points being considered. , Ti
There aie two systems of for-!tr
est protection used in this country' th
at present?tower or lookout, and st
patrol system. The tower pain is 0(
usually depended on where there is' st
a large area of totally uninhabited1 in
land, in which the danger of careless a)
or incendiary fires is not great and la
it is necessary only to keep a watch 1 fr
for the occasional fire. In areas of ^
high incendiary hazard the tower jn
system is usually supplemented by
patrol, which is intended to appre- fj
hend the fire setter. A third system, es
that of cutting fire lines is used in w
Germany, Switzerland, and other
countries where forest preservation p
is fully recognized as a primary as
necessity and comparatively heavy ex- fi
pense for protection is justified. g,
Lookout points must be connected el
by telephone to each other, and to fi
points in the valleys where "smoke
chasers" or crew organizers receive d<
the reports of fires and take charge la
of the suppression crews. ' ^
Man-power under the tower bl
system, consists of the lookout men tc
and smoke chasers. The lookout gi
man must be in his tower all dry y<
periods, and during wet periods he T
clears telephone lines, cleans out fj
trails, and posts warnings and fire M
notices. The smoke chasers usually C.
organize road or trail building crew? bi
and do improvement work during T
the off fire seasons. I a
Towers vary greatly in design m
and material. Height of the tower ?
depends on the surrounding topo- 01
graphy and (he height of the sur*
rounding, tree growth which must be T
overtopped. Some towers are built F
of wood, cut from the surrounding P'
hnt nf win th* t?n. tfc
dcncy baa been to use the more 0
permanent steel towers, surmounted P4
be small wood house that- serves as hi
observation room and living quarters F
for the lookout man. Steel towers,1
of height* ranging np to 80 feet are t>
in use in some sections of the country e*
at present.
The day of Unchecked forest fires ?
is past. Forest protection has be-'w
come a specialized business calling for ]0
planning and study. Forest fire de-'tc
partments are, in many places asL]
adequately manned, well equipped, jtt
and efficient as are city fire depart-, fi
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orest Service
Protects Game and
Fish On Cherokee
National Forest
By Crawford Du Prse
Since the Cherokee Natioanl I
ftest was established the Forest I
rrvice has been protecting the game.
ltd fish and stocking streams on |
lis area and now a great improve?*ot
is noticeable. In 1925 twentytur
streams were stocked with young
sh on the Forest and fourteen
reams will be stocked this year,
ost of the fish being received from
o r0iiaP.i r*?t
cnneesee. Rainbow and speckled J
out will be used because they
irive better than bass in the
reams of this section. About 100.-:
)0 small fish are used every year in |
ocklng the streams and after stockg,
the streams are closed for severyears
to allow the fish to grow to
rge size. By protecting the woods
om fire and by preventing the
iwdust from sawmills from enterig
the streams the Forest Service
is steadily increased the game and
sh situation on the Cherokee for-|
it. Dynamiters are now prosecuted
hereas people used to habitually
mamite the streams with impunity,
orest fires fill the streams with
ihes after every rain but by a strict
re protection and suppression pro-j
am the Forest Service has nearly!
iminated the loss of hundreds of.
sh every year.
Game on the Cherokee Forest has :
>ubled in some respects during the
st five years and now much good j
>ort is available. There are foxes.,
ack bear, deer, Russian Wild Boar. [
trkeys, squirrels, rabbits and other
ime on the Forest whereas five'
jars ago very little game was seen,
he Russian Wild Hogs escaped
om the estate of George Gordon
oore in Graham County, North
arclina, right after they were
rought to this country in 1910. j
hese hogs have long hair and are,
good deal larger than the usual '
ountain hog?their meat ia ex-j
llent. Sixty wildcats were killed j
a the Cherokee Forest in 1924
ad about the same number in 1925. i
hese animals being predatory the
orest Service officers kill them to
rotect the other game. However
iere are stHl several hundred left
ver a thousand campers, local
Bople end sportsmen enjoyed the
anting and fishing on this National
orest last year.
To. prepetuate the native game of
tie section the Cherokee Porept has
itablished two game refuges in
Continued ra page f)
entft. Trucks, tools and pumps,
okout towers, railway motor cars,
lephone fystems and aeroplanes.
1 are now used in cutting down the
emendous annual loss from forest
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Chairman Fisheries Commission
Urges Applications Be Filed
At Once
Following is a list of adult fi>h
fingerlings, fry and eggs on hand a I
the various State Hatcheries Fob. J
1st. according *n -
February 10th by J. K. Dixon,
chairman of the North Carolina
Fisheries Commission Board.
"What I would like to impress
upon those who want fish for distribution
in private or public lakes
ponds or streams in the state," Mr. j
Dixon stated in connection with the
announcement, "is the importance
of filing their applications at once
and co-operating with the commis-i
sion in making the distributions from |
hatcheries to streams or lakes to j
be stocked."
The list fellows:
"Morrison" Hatchery (Trout),
Waynesville, N. C.
Rainbow?fry .132,000
Rainbow?fingerlings or
"Yearlings" (being held
for brood stock 7,000
Rainbow?eggs from wild fish
(to be donated by State
of Michigan) 50,000!
BVook?fry 457,500
Brook?fingerlings or "Yearlings"
(held for brood stock....4,000
Brook?eggs (beginning to
hatch) 396.000
Lake Trout?eggs 10,750
Total eggs, fry and fish....1,057,250,
Boon Hatchery, Boon, N. C. (Trout
but trying out two bass ponds)
Rainbow?fry 42,114
Rainbow?eggs from wild
fish (to be donated by
state of Michigan) 50,000
Brook?fry 123,283
Brook?eggs 99,007
Black Bass?small-mouth, adults..73
Black Bass?large- mouth,
adults (to b$ added this
month) 1 75
Total eggs, fry and adult fish. 314,552 \
"Roaring Gap" Hatchery (Trout) ,
Doughton, N. C.
Rainbow?adults 18
Brook?fingerlings 7,000
Brook?eggs (hatching) 516,835
Loch Leven Trout?eggs
(hatching) 45,100
Gold fish?adults and fingerlings .14
Steel Head (to be furnished
by U. S. Bureau sometime
this spring 100,000;
Total eggs and fish 668,967
"Pete Murphy" Hatchery (Bass.
Trout) Marion, N. C.
Large-Mouth Black Bassadult,
brood stock 419
Blue Bream-adult, brood stock ...173
Steel Head (trout)-adult,
brood stock 150
Rainbow trout?yearlings
held for brood stock 500
Rainbow trout?fry 132,275
Lake Trout-eggs (hatching) ....37,644
Total 171,161
"Frank Stodman" Hatchery (Bass)!
Fayetteville. N. C.
Large-mouth Black Bassadults.
brood stock 316
Blue Bream?adults, brood stock.. 130,
Largemouth Black?adults i
(another shipment expected
this month) 150,
Total 596
It will be noted from the above*
statements that we have on hand!
at our trout hatcheries over two
muuon eggs una iry, ana unless tne ;
loss between now and time for j
distribution to begin is much larger!
than is normally expected, we should
have for distribution this spring and ;
summer quite a number of brook
and rainbow trout, certainly a million
and eight hundred thousand.
The distribution from ouf two
bass stations should net be less than
five hundred thousand this season
$nd in addition to the number that
will be distributed from oar Stateowned
and operated hatcheries, we
have by cooperating with Fedtral
Bureau arranged to get the whole
out-put from the U. S. Hatchery
located at Bdenton, N. C., for distribution
in North Carolina waters,
one-half of which distribution will
be made in filling State* applications
and the other half to fill applications
made to the U. S. Bureau
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5c COPY?$1.50 PER YEAR
Great Smokies Campaign FacM
Failure unless Cities
Take Hold
Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 22 (Special)
?Col. David C. Chapman, Chairmarr'
of the Board of the Great Smoky
Mountains Conservation Association,
at the beginning of the week sounded
a note of warning about the cam
puiK" 10 raise tfte purchase fund
for the proposed national park. He
said that optimism at this time is
out of place, and that the campaign
faces failure because the East Tennessee
communities have not taken the
campaign in earnest or done their
He pointed out that the park bill
cannot be presented in Congress
until Tennessee and North Carolina
have done their share, and that the
national campaign cannot start till
the bill is presented. If the bill does
not go to Congress' at the present
session he said, a year will be lost,
and possibly the whole project defeated.
W. P. Davis, president of the association,
supported Col. Chapman
in his views, stating that millions will
accrue to the state through the acquisition
of the park, and that every
man, woman and child in East Tennessee
will benefit materially as a
Walter Harper, special correspondent
of the Knoxville Journal, has
al^> come into the matter: "The
longer the drive is prolonged," he
says, "the more difficult it is to put
it over. The only method now remaining
for success is for the people
of every community to wake up instantly,
give full consideration to
the warning and put the drive over
in one, two or three days".
In addition, Paul M. Fink of
Jonesboro, one of those who knows
the great Smokies, begs the state
from an aesthetic point of view not
to permit destruction of the greatest
scenic asset of the East.
The campaign leaders are putting
forth every effort to stir the communities
of the state to take up the
campaign matter without further
delay and raise the needed half
million so that the matter may be
brought before Congress without
further delay.
Willard R. Anderson County Agent
HayesviUe, Feb. 22?Carlton Ledford,
Elf Community, clear* above
ail expenses $320.82 in 10 M months
on his dairy herd of six cows. This
was done without good pastures,
without a breed sow, with four
small, thin two year old Jersey
heifers, and two common red cows.
Carlton shipped his first can of
cream April 2, 1925, and this record
runs from then up to date Feb. 20,
The statement of h!? ntJr?
pense is as following: Concentrate*
grain ration, $115.41; Roughage,
$85.00; Succulent feed beets, $15.00;
total $215. Statement of his returns:
Cream Checks $245.58; Pork
sold. $105.65; manner value, $120<09
Pig on hand $15.00; increase on
value of herd. $50.00; total $536.23.
Difference in statement of return*
and expenses. $320.82.
; I would Like to call the readers'
j attention to this: the skimmed milk
i used right, in producing y\..' and
j increasing the dairy herd, will re|
turn the creamshipper as much as
I his cream check. Carlton did not
j have a brood sow, and did mot have
j his cows bred to a purebred sire,
! is the reason for such a heavy loss.
\ The- drouth cut down available feed,
thus towering hie production end
With all. Carlton cleared hu cows,
cream separate r, and $120.00 in
months. He farmed as much
yas usual, sold his feed to his cows
! at a better price than dhanh and
his farm is richer, for he will have
j 40 wagon loads of the very best

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